physiologist Janet Nelson, MS, ACSM, practices both Applied and Clinical Physiology, therefore treatment sessions specialize in diagonostic and manual hands-on tissue therapy. Physiology is the science of muscle, organs and connective tissue in terms of form and structure, but applied physiology is more concerned with the purpose and function of these systems and how the entire human body functions together.
During the diagonostic assessment of her patients, Janet utilizes muscle and nerve response testing methodologies that allow her to identify the root cause of the tissue dysfunction and/or pain. This diagonostic map creates the path for treating not only the movement dysfunction and associated physical pain, but also the root causes of both movement problems and pain.
Drawing from her specialization in soft tissue therapy, Janet utilizes soft tissue system/movement-based therapy techniques that treat problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves.
This therapy technique targets muscles and connective soft tissues which are not functioning properly due to:
- Acute conditions (pulls, tears, collisions, etc.)
- Overuse damage (accumulation of dense scar tissue)
- Accumulation of small tears (micro-trauma)
- Hypoxia, injury to tissue from lack of oxygen
Each of these factors can cause your body to produce adhesions, a tough, dense scar tissue. Adhesions bind and tie down tissues, causing restricted range of motion and decreased neuro response for movement. Muscles become shorter and weaker, tension on tendons causes tendonitis and nerves can become trapped. This entrampment of tissues decreases range of motion, and creates loss of strength and pain. As nerve tissue is trapped, tissues will experience tingling, numbness and weakness.
Janet has 21 years' experience treating competitive and elite athletes, ballerinas and chronic motion injuries from the workplace. Janet has treatment expertise with knee, shoulder and hip surgeries, along with the relevant operative physical therapy and rehabilitation. She is a founder of www.longevitae.com